Welcome back to the prehistoric showdown between two of the most iconic raptors from the Jurassic franchise: In the left corner we have the Velociraptor Blue. In the right corner is the mighty Atrociraptor.
These mean killing machines will be bashing each other’s heads in for the title of the best raptor. The Velociraptors and the Atrociraptors lived millions of years ago during the Late Cretaceous period and surely have had their fair share of fighting for dominance.
Raptors in general were smaller in size dinosaurs but we are all lucky they are extinct as they were much more dangerous and lethal than giants like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Spinosaurus, Irritators etc. Their smaller size and their carnivorous diet made them extremely fast and well-equipped to easily catch their prey.
Let’s review the strengths and weaknesses of these prehistoric beasts, and come up to a conclusion about who would win in an imaginary battle between a Velociraptor Blue and an Atrociraptor.
Our first contender is the Velociraptor Blue.
Velociraptors were a small to medium-sized carnivorous dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, around 75 to 71 million years ago.
Velociraptors were bipedal and had a sleek, slender build with long, powerful legs and a long, stiff tail that provided balance. Something very characteristic for the Velociraptors is the large, sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot, which was likely used for hunting and self-defense. They also had sharp, serrated teeth and powerful jaws that allowed them to tear flesh from their prey.
Despite their fearsome reputation, Velociraptors were actually relatively small, with an average adult size of around 6 feet (1.8 meters) long and weighing up to 100 pounds (45 kilograms).
However, in today’s episode, we are comparing not a regular Velociraptor but the one and only Velociraptor Blue from the Jurassic World movies.
Blue is a genetically modified Velociraptor created by the InGen Corporation.
In the movies, Blue is portrayed as highly intelligent, and capable of understanding and following commands from her human handlers. Blue is also depicted as being fiercely loyal to her pack and her human allies, particularly Owen.
Blue is notable for her distinctive blue-grey coloration, which sets her apart from other Velociraptors in the movies. Her physical appearance in the films is also somewhat different from that of a real-life Velociraptor, as she is depicted as being much larger and more robust.
Danger stats Velociraptor Blue
On the other side of the ring is our second contender terrible Atrociraptor.
Atrociraptor was a small to medium size dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, around 75 to 70 million years ago.
They are known from partial skeleton findings, including parts of the skull, jaw, vertebrae, and limb bones. Based on these remains, scientists estimate that it was around 6 to 7 feet (1.8 to 2.1 meters) long and weighed up to 80 pounds (36 kilograms).
The name Atrociraptor means “savage robber” and reflects the predatory lifestyle of this dinosaur. Like other members of the raptor family, it likely had sharp, serrated teeth and a large, sickle-shaped claw on its foot that it used to catch and kill prey. It may have hunted small mammals, lizards, and other dinosaurs.
Despite its fearsome reputation, Atrociraptor was likely preyed upon by larger predators such as Tyrannosaurus rex, which was also present in its ecosystem.
In the Jurassic World franchise, the Atrociraptors were depicted as genetically modified tracker dinosaurs. They were trained to track and kill specific targets and they were quite proficient in that. However, this pre-determination was likely preventing them from using their natural hunting skills to their full extend.
Danger stats Atrociraptor
Both contenders were formidable and dominating their own territory.
In the films were were not provided with a direct encounter scene but having in mind that Velociraptor Blue was naturally much more inteligent than the Atrociraptors we do believe that the hypothetical winner of this battle would be Blue.
Not only Blue could use the surrounding environment to its advantage but it could also tactically outplay the tracking Atrociraptor.
Despite their similar statistics and common family type, both dinosaurs were fierce and lethal in their own right, and it is only up to our imagination to determine with certainty who would win such an imaginary scenario. Keeping our fingers crossed that we see such a battle in the next Jurassic movie.